National Creamsicle Day
Made out of vanilla ice cream covered with a layer of fruit-flavored ice, creamsicles are frozen ice cream treats we love to eat. These iconic treats are the perfect pick-me-up especially during the scorching dog days of summer.
Legend has it that 11-year-old Frank Epperson "invented" the refreshing snacks by accident back in 1905 when he left a concoction of powdered soda, water and a stirring stick in a cup sitting on his porch on a very cold evening. The next morning, he discovered the mixture was frozen to the stick. His "Epsicle," named after him, was a big hit with friends and family. In 1923, Epperson applied for a patent on his Eppsicle (or Epsicles) ice pop treat. Years later, Epperson created the creamy Creamsicle, a frozen treat comprised of a vanilla ice cream center with an outside layer of flavored ice.
In honor of National Creamsicle Day, why not indulge in one or two deliciously refreshing creamsicles?